Install and Use Tor Browser on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Tor is free software and an open network that hide your online activities by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world…

It’s a secure and private way to browse online without providing your traffic analysis and protecting your personal freedom and privacy… If you want to use the Tor distributed networks, you’ll need a Tor browser..

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 to use the Tor networks…

For more about Tor, check the Tor project page..When you’re ready to install Tor browser on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Official Tor Apt repository

The easiest way to install Tor browser is via its official repository… To do that on Ubuntu, run the commands below to create a new repository file called tor.list file in the Apt directory…

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list

Then copy and paste the lines below into the file and save…

deb bionic main
deb-src bionic main

Save the file and exit.

After that, run the commands below to download, then import the repository PGP key to Ubuntu..

curl | sudo gpg --import 
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

After that, continue below to install Tor browser..

Step 2: Install Tor Browser

Now that Tor’s repository and key installed on Ubuntu, run the commands below to update and refresh Ubuntu apt package list, then install Tor browser…

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor torbrowser-launcher

That should install the browser and launcher…

To start the browser, run the command below:


Or go to the Activities Overview and search for Tor, then launch the browser and start browsing privately… When you launch it the first time, it will automatically download packages and tools…

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9 Replies to “Install and Use Tor Browser on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04”

  1. Thanks a lot it did work on my ubuntu 16.04 lxle
    I can use now thor browser – (update) -not at all
    Thor browser gets on the system but to lunch it ,it says thread out of date, so some of the data to install it is out of date, you must get the updated data on to your tutorial

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